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      Archive: 12/19/2012

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        12/19/2012, Tevet 6, 5773

      Rebels Concerned Over Syria's Chemical Weapons

      Rebels now control more and more of Syria's territory, but a new problem has arisen, observers say: in its desperation, the regime of President Bashar al-Assad may decide to unleash its arsenal of chemical weapons. The rebels control several of the official border crossings, particularly those between Syria and Turkey, according to a report by NBC News correspondent Richard Engel, who has made repeated trips in and out of the country.